Solidarity amid the COVID-19 crisis
As the planet faces the Covid-19 emergency, we are all asked to act responsibly as individuals and as a community. We have to change our life to protect ourselves and others.
Civil society too is adapting to these circumstances. Many were forced to close their centres and stop their activities. Many have found creative ways to be useful to their communities, to offer social and cultural tools against isolation, to volunteer for providing support to the weak and vulnerable which often happen to be the poorest.
We can collectively be proud of it. At this moment, we feel more united wherever we live than ever before, even at a distance. We know that “solidarity with all” is the message that has to be transmitted in all our communities if we want tomorrow to be better than yesterday was.
Our thoughts and active solidarity also go to the vulnerable people: the precarious workers, the homeless, the migrants – both undocumented and legally recognised – and asylum seekers, all the people constrained in collective spaces deprived of the best possibility to protect themselves from contagion. We are sure that everyone of us will do its utmost not to leave anyone alone inside the crisis. We wish all of us courage, hope and positive energy. We must respect the distance today. But we will overcome the crisis more united than ever before.
The European Civic Forum will work to give visibility to civil society’s actions concerning the present crisis and to support their demands in front of the European institutions.
Let us know what you are doing, let us know what you are asking to institutions, let’s share your challenges and difficulties, let’s share the good things you witness. This will allow the ECF and its members to do their best to communicate and alert about the help needed.
Map of solidarity
State of fundamental rights
Calls for actions for Europe
Food for thoughts
On social media
Our thoughts, support and message of solidarity to people and civil society in Europe— European Civic Forum (@ForCivicEU) March 16, 2020
Our call for action to #EU to face united and in solidarity the current #COVID19 crisis
Our reminder that we are stronger together and we shall leave no one behind! 🤝https://t.co/Hd4AqRRYtK pic.twitter.com/7XEtJ6wldc
If you are pregnant, self-quarantining and are isolated, you aren’t alone! Message us through our site https://t.co/kqrD6y2ExE and we will connect you to people who can bring supplies to your door. #communityresponseirl #supporteachother— ZoeCommunityIreland (@ZoeCommunityIr1) March 16, 2020
È il momento di stare a casa, ma non è il momento di chiudere gli occhi di fronte alle ingiustizie. Il diritto alla salute è un diritto universale che va garantito a tutti. Ai governi chiediamo di proteggere anche le persone più vulnerabili.— Amnesty Italia (@amnestyitalia) March 18, 2020
👉Il Numero Verde per richiedenti asilo e rifugiati rimarrà attivo per tutta la durata dell'emergenza #Coronavirus— UNHCR Italia (@UNHCRItalia) March 17, 2020
Il Numero Verde 800 905 570 gestito da @ArciNazionale con il nostro supporto resta attivo per garantire ai rifugiati orientamento e accesso a servizi medico-sanitari pic.twitter.com/r25fqzAmVQ
In many countries, #education is going online due to #coronavirus. 💻 Educational tool developers here in #Finland want to contribute to this task by offering free resources to tools suited for #remotelearning. @okmfi https://t.co/THnq49E1zV— thisisFINLAND (@thisisFINLAND) March 18, 2020
#JeResteChezMoi oui, mais quand on n'a pas de chez soi ?— LDH France (@LDH_Fr) March 19, 2020
Mobilisons-nous pour que des solutions d'hébergement soient mises en place : Il faut agir vite sinon le risque de mortalité chez les personnes sans abri risque de s’accélérer !#COVID19 #Pétition📝 https://t.co/4k2boCZ6b0
Il nostro impegno nell’emergenza #Covid19 👉 https://t.co/goIDwhIaiY— AOI (@AOIcooperazione) March 26, 2020
Raccolta dati sulle attività che le organizzazioni di solidarietà, cooperazione e volontariato internazionale aderenti ad AOI stanno realizzando nell’emergenza Covid19 in Italia e all'estero. pic.twitter.com/uZqvG4ApXO
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Physical, emotional and digital protection while using home as office in times of #COVID19: check this guide and share with us your own #protection strategies, that might be useful for other human rights defenders too!https://t.co/jkuorqAevT pic.twitter.com/1F1Gu8lAhI— Front Line Defenders (@FrontLineHRD) March 26, 2020
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